Giant Robot is proud to present Two of a Kind, an art show featuring new works by Jeni Yang. Whimsical might be the way to describe the works of Taiwan born and Southern California residing artist, Jeni Yang. Her works intersect cats, cakes, and nature. Her recent entry into Giant Robot 2′s Game Over exhibition included a video game, Cat Burger, which will be on display as well. Two of a Kind will include: paintings, drawings, and small sculptures including a wall installation. Facebook event. >>
The Japanese American National Museum presents Giant Robot Biennale 3, its third show in conjunction with Eric Nakamura, owner of Asian American pop culture juggernaut Giant Robot. The expansive show features a gallery of eight emerging artists along with a customized vinyl figure collection.
Following two previous successful exhibitions at the National Museum, the Biennale continues to push the envelope with a creative, fresh, and uniquely interactive experience. This year’s exhibition highlights the works of Rob Sato, Deth P. Sun, Ako Castuera, Eishi Takaoka, Saelee Oh, Sean Chao, Albert Reyes, and Zach Gage, all with long ties to Giant Robot. Each artist brings their original style, from whimsical wall paintings and creatures in clay worlds, to a life-size “haunted” maze especially built for this Biennale.
Using Uglydoll creator David Horvath figures, Nakamura curated Project Remix, a custom vinyl show with over 80 artists from seven countries—including the rare combination of both established customizers and fine artists. Special additions to the exhibition include an original piece from Japanese painter Masakatsu Sashie as well as arcade machines running Jeni Yang and Beau Blyth’s new indie video game, Catburger. >>
A lot of you left Comic-Con with the latest scoop on movies, TV shows, and toys. But what about comics? I finally finished my stash of advance and new titles from my favorite page pushers out of Montreal, and here are my takes. Of course, you should buy your own copies at Giant Robot on Sawtelle or your local indie bookstore. >>
The London Olympics are over. Bring on the re-caps, re-plays and medal re-calls. For the past few days, countries have been welcoming home their national champions, and the medal tallies and rankings are still making news. Interesting that the Nation medal rankings are based on the number of gold medals won, and not the total taken home. Just goes to show that only winning really counts. >>
No. F***ing. Way. OFF! at Staples Center? I don’t throw down bags of money to see a band in a huge arena very often, but damn. How could I not see the raddest group in the world and pride of L.A. punk staging a coup d’etat at the beloved home of my Lakers and Kings? >>
Perseid Meteor Shower – The time of year came back. Or did we go in time to get there? Sitting at Mt Pinos again this year was another experience. In the past, it’s been at best another car, but most of the time we’ve been up there alone. Last year was a wash out thanks to the moon and haze, yet I pulled off a nice photo. This year, there were many, even on a Sunday. >>